Roya Noori

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OBJECTIVE The role of needle and syringe sharing behavior of injection drug users (IDUs) in spreading of blood-borne infections - specially HIV/AIDS - is well known. However, very little is known in this regard from Iran. The aim of our study was to determine the prevalence and associates of needle and syringe sharing among Iranian IDUs. METHODS In a(More)
INTRODUCTION Because of the increasing number of injecting drug users (IDUs) in Iran and the risk of the spread of HIV infection, harm reduction programs have been considered for conventional law enforcement measures. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) in IDUs and the associated health and social(More)
BACKGROUND Transmission of HIV from intra-venous drug users (IDUs) to the community occurs predominantly through high-risk sexual behaviors. Limited information exists regarding the high-risk sexual behaviors of IDUs in Iran. AIM The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with having multiple sexual partners among Iranian(More)
BACKGROUND Despite ample evidence of the presence of mental and psychological disorders observed in the family members of drug users, few studies have attempted to focus on suicidal behavior in women whose spouses are drug users. METHODS This cross-sectional study focused on 131 women who had a drug user spouse. They had all been married for >2 years,(More)
BACKGROUND In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in performing research on drug use and sex work among at-risk women. Although there is a well-documented literature of the initial reasons associated with drug use and sex work among women, there is, however, a paucity of information in this area in Iran. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Existing evidences suggest the more vulnerability of spouses of drug dependents, in exposure to mental disorders. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the associated parameters of anxiety and depression among female spouses of male drug dependents. PATIENTS AND METHODS With a cross-sectional design in 2010, a total of 237 Iranian women(More)
BACKGROUND As the most populated Persian Gulf country, in Iran, engagement with drug injection and unsafe sex are the main routes of HIV transmission among some drug-dependent women. OBJECTIVES The current study explored the barriers that a group of drug-dependent women reported in accessing and adhering to HIV services in drug use treatment. PATIENTS(More)
Administrative structure of drug demand reduction and the way in which involved organizations interact with each other has been neglected by researchers, policy makers, and administrators at the national level and even in international institutions in this field. Studying such structures in different countries can reveal their attributes and features. In(More)
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